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Hit-and-run driver kills pedestrian, injures another driver

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:19:45 PDT

Authorities are searching for the driver of a BMW SUV who on Saturday afternoon fatally struck a pedestrian and then collided with a car, injuring the driver.

The BMW was speeding east on the 3500 block of West Oakland Park Boulevard when it hit the pedestrian, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.


Pedestrian killed in West Park

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:53:00 PDT

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a van Saturday evening in Pembroke Park, according to authorities.

Fred Crosser, 49, of Fort Lauderdale, may have been impaired when he stepped onto Pembroke Road, just west of the I-95 interstate, and into the path of a white Chevy work van, according to the...


Hearing of shooting in neighborhood near Fort Lauderdale, mother races to scene to find slain son

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:51:00 PDT

When Lauretta Pendleton heard there had been a shooting in her neighborhood, she jumped in her car and raced three blocks down the street.

In a small apartment on Harris Terrace, a dead-end street just west of Fort Lauderdale, she found her son, Vincent Holloman.

"He was on the floor," she said...


Bond set at $175,000 for teen charged in deadly Coral Springs crash

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:55:00 PDT

A Broward judge set a bond of $175,000 Sunday for a teen accused of causing a fatal hit-and-run crash in Coral Springs while celebrating his 18th birthday with a predawn joyride in a stolen BMW.

Gregory Holt is charged with failing to stop at an accident involving death, vehicular homicide and...


One man shot dead, two others injured near Fort Lauderdale

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:32:00 PDT

One man was dead and another man and woman injured in a Saturday afternoon shooting at an apartment building near Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

The dead man was identified as Vince Holloman, 40, of Lauderhill.

Gunfire erupted in the 700 block of Harris Terrace at about 2:20...


Two teens arrested in connection with Pembroke Pines armed carjacking

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:51:55 PDT

Two teens are accused of leading three police agencies on a manhunt after an armed carjacking in Pembroke Pines late Friday.

According to police, a man in a 2016 Ford Explorer was heading south in the 300 block of Southwest 67th Terrace when the driver of a blue Chevrolet sedan overtook his vehicle...


State prison inmate accused of calling in fake bomb threats at two Miramar schools

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:13:00 PDT

An inmate at a South Florida state prison is accused of calling in several fake bomb threats at the two Miramar schools his ex-girlfriend's children attend, according to a search warrant obtained by the Sun Sentinel.

Gilberto Franque, 34, is accused of calling in threats to Sunshine Elementary...


Hit-and-run driver flees after striking two men near Fort Lauderdale

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:57:45 PDT

A motorcyclist injured in a crash and a man who ran over to help were struck by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

The motorcyclist was first involved in a crash with a pickup truck at West Broward Boulevard and Southwest 29th Terrace, in unincorporated Broward...


Man, 26, killed in Lauderhill apartment complex parking lot

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:52:00 PDT

Days after a man was shot in the parking lot of a Lauderhill apartment complex, investigators are still trying to piece together what happened.

Police were called around 12:30 a.m. Oct. 16 to the Calypso Cay Apartments, 4160 NW 21st St., where they found 26-year-old Stepfon Stroman with a gunshot...


Minorities, poor hit hardest by stricter Bright Futures requirements

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:15:00 PDT

Tens of thousands of Florida's poorest students are finding it harder to afford college because of tougher qualifications for the state's Bright Futures scholarship. The academic scholarship was created in 1997 to keep the state's top students in Florida schools. But the legislature voted in 2011...(image)

Ex accused of sextortion after woman discovers their sex tapes online

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:34:00 PDT

During their four-year relationship, a Palm Beach County woman and her boyfriend recorded videos of themselves having sex. After their 2010 breakup, the woman assumed their private recordings would remain just that — private.

Her ex had other ideas, police say.

Over the summer the 32-year-old woman...


Broward elections supervisor can't say why some ballots lacked pot question

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:08:00 PDT

Broward's Supervisor of Elections admitted Friday she does not know for certain how ballots were sent to voters that did not include an amendment on legalizing marijuana for medical use.

But Dr. Brenda Snipes said voters who get a ballot without the Amendment 2 question should contact her office...


Worker sliced by saw at Port Everglades

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:41:44 PDT

A worker was sliced by a saw he was using to cut a water pipe in a trench at Port Everglades, fire officials said.

The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. along Eisenhower Boulervard, just south of Southeast 17th Street, said Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles.

The 39-year-old man...


New board member appointed to Broward Health

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:41:00 PDT

A registered nurse who had served as chief executive of Jackson Memorial Hospital was named Friday to the board of Broward Health, giving the board its first member with a solid background in health care.

Bev Capasso, of Parkland, was named by Gov. Rick Scott to fill one of the positions vacated...


Oakland Park still at odds with Wal-Mart plan

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:15:06 PDT

The city continued its standoff with Wal-Mart as commissioners rejected a special magistrate's findings and said the company must bury power lines on its Oakland Park Boulevard site if it wants to build a supercenter there.

The effort by Vice Mayor John Adornato and Commissioner Jed Shank to end...


Man who won $23M in deputy shooting arrested on drug charges

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:04:34 PDT

Dontrell Stephens, who won a $23 milllion judgment after a Palm Beach county sheriff's deputy shot and paralyzed him, has been arrested on charges of selling drugs.

Stephens, 23, of Royal Palm Beach, was arrested Thursday after three undercover police operations, reports show.

Earlier this year Stephens...


Plan to transform Galleria mall area hits setback

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The Galleria mall property is ready for a major upgrade, but the proposed plans may be too intense for a city already feeling the stress of a building boom.

The city's planning board has recommended commissioners reject the project, which would surround the mall with 1,250 residential units in...


FAU to expand facilities as it builds for success

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Florida Atlantic University plans to build new space for students and researchers, a move that it hopes will also help build its reputation.

The university just announced plans to expand the Student Union on the Boca Raton campus, the latest step in an effort to transition from a commuter college...


Barracuda may gain protection in South Florida waters

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:29:00 PDT

They have needle-sharp teeth, the speed of Olympic sprinters and ferocious dispositions. Yet despite their formidable natural advantages, great barracudas have been disappearing from South Florida's coastal waters.

A state plan would impose fishing limits on these sinister-looking, but general...


Not neighborly: Man broke into homes in his Tamarac community, investigators say

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:35:00 PDT

A Tamarac man is accused by deputies of burglarizing seven of his neighbor's homes on three days this month in the Shaker Village community.

Homeowners along Canterbury Lane, Pleasant Hill Lane and The Common were broken into or saw damage to the rear doors, windows and patios of their properties...


Thief steals gun, purse as Broward sheriff's deputy pumps gas

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:19:00 PDT

Do you lock your car door while you fill your tank? A Broward sheriff's deputy did not, and it cost her.

Off-duty Deputy Sylviane Wernath was pumping gas Wednesday in Davie when someone swiped her purse — containing a gun, cellphone and police credentials — from her unlocked car.

Detectives tracked...


Teen charged with stealing BMW from Airbnb rental, causing fatal crash

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:50:00 PDT

A teen celebrating his 18th birthday with a predawn joyride in a BMW stolen from a house party at an Airbnb rental is accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed another driver in Coral Springs, according to an arrest report.

Gregory Holt, who was arrested Sept. 30 and accused of stealing the car,...


Pembroke Pines looking for tighter control of youth sports leagues

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:34:00 PDT

The city is looking to increase oversight of its youth sports programs, after mounting complaints of missing funds, coaches using public fields for private training sessions, and teams filled with athletes from other municipalities.

"There have been ugly accusations, things that have been said...that...


One dead after tractor-trailer crashes into tree, Miramar police say

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:41:00 PDT

A truck driver died and Thursday morning traffic along Miramar Boulevard and Red Road was tied up while paramedics, firefighters and police tended to a tractor-trailer that crashed into a tree and caught fire, authorities said.

All lanes were closed for most of the day on the stretch of Red Road...


Drugstore burglars used ax during Davie pharmacy burglary, police say

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:06:00 PDT

Two men armed with an ax are accused of stealing drugs worth thousands of dollars from a Davie pharmacy and are being sought by police.

The burglary happened at 12:41 a.m. Wednesday at a Walgreens store at 2710 N. University Dr. The men pried open the front door of the closed store and used a small...